As seen on Twin Cities Live at the MN State Fair - Labor Day Special!!
The MN State Fair was quite an adventure, the heat was manageable but nor for long. Even so we had a blast on Twin Cities Live as usual. Then I was able to sneak in some fun food & beverages after. I never did find the lutefisk buns, but from what I read in the reviews that was probably a good thing!
I double this recipe when I am preparing for a crowd, it makes at a minimum 16 large sandwiches. As is, it’s an easy and delicious weekday dinner idea, and if you want to improvise you can buy Thousand Island dressing. For picky eaters that don’t like Thousand Island dressing, omit the dressing and serve as a loose meat sandwich with ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce and Mayo (or any & all fixings on the side). ALSO try them on soft tortillas, they make a great taco variation!
Big Mac Sloppy Sandwiches
FOR THE MEAT MIXTURE:
2 pounds 85/15 ground beef
½ medium onion finely diced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
FOR THE MAC SAUCE:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup dill relish
1 teaspoon onion salt
FOR THE SANDWICHES:
8 large sesame buns
Shredded iceberg lettuce
Yellow American cheese slices
Dill pickle chips for hamburgers
TO MAKE THE MEAT MIXTURE:
Add the ground beef, onion, and garlic to a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often to break up the meat, until meat has cooked through. Drain any excess grease from the skillet.
Season the mixture with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Remove from the heat.
TO MAKE THE MAC SAUCE:
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir well to combine. Incorporate 3/4 of sauce into the hamburger mixture and transfer to a crockpot or slow cooker. Reserve the rest of the sauce to drizzle on the sandwiches.
TO MAKE THE SANDWICHES:
Place shredded lettuce on the bottom half of each bun. Top with a slice of cheese and top with cooked hamburger.
Drizzle spoonfuls of Mac sauce over the meat on each sandwich, to taste.
Top each sandwich with 3 pickles and the top bun.